I recently spilled soda on my Macbook Pro's keyboard. (HELP!!)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tinelulz, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. tinelulz macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2011
    I spilled soda in the right corner of my Macbook's keyboard. It wasn't much soda so I tried to just dry it with a towel. Of course some soda went under the keyboard, but nothing happened to my macbook so I thought everything was okey. The day after I noticed the keys were sticky, so I turned the computer off and took off some of the keys to simply just wash it a bit with a wet cloth. The cloth wasn't that wet though. I waited for a while and tried to blowdry the keyboard just a little. When I thought everything was dry I turned the Macbook on again. Probably not so clever, but the machine was working quite well until I noticed some of the keys weren't working. The stickyness was gone though. Suddenly things started to go wrong, it was like the machine was pushing the buttons by itself(lol). In the end the machine chose to shut down. And then I couldn't turn it back on. Now it's under the airconditioner but please tell me what I've done wrong and what I have to do now! Is all data lost? And what about the computer? Should I just dry it and see what happens? And if nothing does happen then, should I just send it to Apple and make them fix it? Is all the data lost then too? :confused:
  2. anonymous12 macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2011
  3. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    Maybe. If you use an external drive + Time Machine, and you backup online (I recommend Sugarsync), then you won't have these worries in the future. Additionally, insurance will give you peace of mind if you ever need to replace your computer.

    As for the computer, we can't diagnose it from here. Take it to the Apple store and ask them about it.
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    as far as "making" apple fix it, i doubt that will go over as easily as you may think as accidental damage is not covered. however i would still suggest taking it in and seeing what they can do about it, or even give a simple estimate for you.

    good luck to you in getting it repaired i hope it goes well.
  5. DeChrii macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2011
    Bring it to the apple store. I spilled slushy on mine awhile ago and luckily it did not trigger the water sensors and apple replaced the top case. Then there was problems with the screen and they were willing to replace the logic board. They said they would be willing to do a swap but i ordered mine from Macmall and they couldn't. Luckily Macmall gave me a refund after 2 months of use!
    So definitely bring it into apple and see what they can do.

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